The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 240 270 242
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -28
Contract jobs citing vSphere 179 135 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.80% 0.59% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 9.13% 7.24% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 103 87
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £271 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.36% -34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.42 £13.00 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.13 £29.80 £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.70% -5.00%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1961 1864 1694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.72% 8.11% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1318 1164 1017
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 149 144
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £33.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.34%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

vSphere Hourly Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +36 42 £425 +21.42% 12
Croydon +2 10 £450 -18.18%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £425 - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 300 (81.97%) VMware
2 284 (77.60%) Windows
3 197 (53.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 189 (51.64%) Active Directory
5 158 (43.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 155 (42.35%) Microsoft
7 134 (36.61%) Citrix
8 128 (34.97%) SAN
9 106 (28.96%) Cisco
10 93 (25.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 91 (24.86%) XenApp
12 90 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 88 (24.04%) DNS
14 84 (22.95%) SQL Server
15 79 (21.58%) Linux
16 77 (21.04%) HP
17 75 (20.49%) NetApp
17 75 (20.49%) ITIL
17 75 (20.49%) Finance
18 74 (20.22%) MS Exchange
19 73 (19.95%) IIS
20 70 (19.13%) Firewall
21 68 (18.58%) vCloud
22 63 (17.21%) Hyper-V
23 60 (16.39%) PowerShell
24 58 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2010
25 56 (15.30%) Migration
26 54 (14.75%) SQL
27 52 (14.21%) Puppet
27 52 (14.21%) Amazon AWS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 74 (20.22%) MS Exchange
2 73 (19.95%) IIS
3 58 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (10.93%) OpenStack
5 33 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 31 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (8.47%) SharePoint
7 26 (7.10%) Lync
8 17 (4.64%) Office Communications Server
9 15 (4.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (3.01%) WebSphere
11 9 (2.46%) Tomcat
12 8 (2.19%) Apache
12 8 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (1.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (1.37%) JBoss
15 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
15 4 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
16 3 (0.82%) GlassFish
Applications
1 50 (13.66%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.28%) MS Office
3 12 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 52 (14.21%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (8.20%) Office 365
4 22 (6.01%) IaaS
5 12 (3.28%) PaaS
6 5 (1.37%) SaaS
7 4 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.09%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.82%) IBM SmartCloud
8 3 (0.82%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.82%) Heroku
8 3 (0.82%) GitHub
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 128 (34.97%) SAN
2 88 (24.04%) DNS
3 70 (19.13%) Firewall
4 50 (13.66%) VLAN
5 49 (13.39%) VPN
5 49 (13.39%) DHCP
6 48 (13.11%) NAS
6 48 (13.11%) NetScaler
7 45 (12.30%) WAN
8 40 (10.93%) LAN
9 37 (10.11%) TCP/IP
10 29 (7.92%) MPLS
11 27 (7.38%) Internet
12 26 (7.10%) SSL
13 22 (6.01%) LDAP
14 17 (4.64%) Network Security
15 15 (4.10%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (3.55%) SNMP
17 12 (3.28%) SMTP
18 11 (3.01%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.91%) Big Data
5 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.09%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.82%) Redis
7 3 (0.82%) RethinkDB
8 2 (0.55%) MySQL
8 2 (0.55%) DB2
9 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 30 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 23 (6.28%) Subversion
3 10 (2.73%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.37%) MSI
5 4 (1.09%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.82%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.27%) Mockito
7 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.27%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.27%) Maven
7 1 (0.27%) jMock
7 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (20.49%) Finance
2 23 (6.28%) Banking
3 12 (3.28%) Investment Banking
3 12 (3.28%) Back Office
4 8 (2.19%) Legal
4 8 (2.19%) Publishing
5 6 (1.64%) Law
5 6 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.37%) Retail
7 4 (1.09%) Marketing
8 2 (0.55%) Games
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 83 (22.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (16.12%) Architect
3 30 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 29 (7.92%) Server Engineer
5 25 (6.83%) Infrastructure Architect
6 24 (6.56%) Analyst
7 23 (6.28%) Consultant
7 23 (6.28%) Administrator
8 22 (6.01%) VMware Engineer
9 20 (5.46%) Wintel Engineer
9 20 (5.46%) Systems Engineer
10 17 (4.64%) Support Engineer
11 16 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
12 15 (4.10%) Citrix Engineer
13 14 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
14 13 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
14 13 (3.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 11 (3.01%) Windows Server Engineer
16 9 (2.46%) Windows Administrator
16 9 (2.46%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.20%) .NET
2 23 (6.28%) Web Services
3 6 (1.64%) SOAP
4 5 (1.37%) Application Packaging
5 4 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (0.82%) Middleware
6 3 (0.82%) WCF
6 3 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.82%) ZeroMQ
6 3 (0.82%) React
7 2 (0.55%) REST
7 2 (0.55%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.55%) RESTful
7 2 (0.55%) XML
8 1 (0.27%) J2EE
8 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.27%) Spring
8 1 (0.27%) Apache CXF
8 1 (0.27%) PowerMock
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.30%) Clustering
2 32 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (7.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 22 (6.01%) Private Cloud
5 17 (4.64%) Public Cloud
6 15 (4.10%) Blackberry
7 13 (3.55%) Replication
8 12 (3.28%) Thin Client
8 12 (3.28%) PKI
8 12 (3.28%) Fat Client
9 11 (3.01%) Computer Science
10 10 (2.73%) Spread Betting
10 10 (2.73%) CLARiiON
11 8 (2.19%) Client/Server
11 8 (2.19%) EqualLogic
12 7 (1.91%) FlexPod
13 6 (1.64%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.37%) Celerra
15 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
16 3 (0.82%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 284 (77.60%) Windows
2 158 (43.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 93 (25.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 90 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 79 (21.58%) Linux
6 34 (9.29%) Windows 7
7 28 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (5.74%) UNIX
9 10 (2.73%) CentOS
10 9 (2.46%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.46%) SUSE
11 7 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (1.37%) AIX
13 4 (1.09%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.09%) VMS
14 3 (0.82%) Solaris
14 3 (0.82%) Android
15 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (20.49%) ITIL
2 56 (15.30%) Migration
3 39 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (10.11%) Configuration Management
4 37 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 37 (10.11%) DevOps
5 28 (7.65%) Load Balancing
6 26 (7.10%) Service Delivery
7 18 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
8 16 (4.37%) Project Management
9 15 (4.10%) Mentoring
10 13 (3.55%) SOA
11 12 (3.28%) Change Management
11 12 (3.28%) Kanban
12 11 (3.01%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (2.73%) Data Analytics
13 10 (2.73%) Analytics
13 10 (2.73%) E-Discovery
13 10 (2.73%) Validation
14 9 (2.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 60 (16.39%) PowerShell
2 54 (14.75%) SQL
3 35 (9.56%) Python
4 34 (9.29%) Ruby
5 32 (8.74%) Java
6 31 (8.47%) Perl
7 25 (6.83%) PHP
8 21 (5.74%) VBScript
9 8 (2.19%) C
10 6 (1.64%) VB
11 4 (1.09%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.82%) C#
12 3 (0.82%) Haskell
12 3 (0.82%) Erlang
12 3 (0.82%) Clojure
12 3 (0.82%) Go
13 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (10.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 37 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (6.01%) MCSE
5 18 (4.92%) CCNA
6 17 (4.64%) Security Cleared
7 16 (4.37%) MCITP
8 15 (4.10%) Degree
9 13 (3.55%) VCAP
9 13 (3.55%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (3.55%) CCNP
10 11 (3.01%) SC Cleared
11 10 (2.73%) MCP
12 9 (2.46%) VCDX
13 7 (1.91%) NCDA
13 7 (1.91%) NCIE
13 7 (1.91%) VCP5
14 6 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.37%) CCA
15 5 (1.37%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.83%) SLA
2 8 (2.19%) QA
3 7 (1.91%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 197 (53.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 189 (51.64%) Active Directory
3 91 (24.86%) XenApp
4 68 (18.58%) vCloud
5 63 (17.21%) Hyper-V
6 50 (13.66%) XenDesktop
7 35 (9.56%) VMware ESX
8 29 (7.92%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (6.83%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (3.01%) XenServer
11 9 (2.46%) KVM
12 8 (2.19%) NFS
13 7 (1.91%) VMware Server
14 6 (1.64%) UAG
14 6 (1.64%) ISA Server
14 6 (1.64%) Xen
15 5 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (1.09%) Firmware
16 4 (1.09%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 52 (14.21%) Puppet
2 32 (8.74%) SCCM
3 29 (7.92%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (6.01%) ZABBIX
5 18 (4.92%) SCOM
6 11 (3.01%) EdgeSight
7 10 (2.73%) Nagios
8 9 (2.46%) Backup Exec
9 8 (2.19%) Kibana
10 7 (1.91%) HP SIM
11 6 (1.64%) SELinux
11 6 (1.64%) Icinga
11 6 (1.64%) FreeIPA
11 6 (1.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 6 (1.64%) WSUS
11 6 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (1.37%) ARCserve
12 5 (1.37%) SCOrch
13 4 (1.09%) Tivoli
13 4 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 300 (81.97%) VMware
2 155 (42.35%) Microsoft
3 134 (36.61%) Citrix
4 106 (28.96%) Cisco
5 77 (21.04%) HP
6 75 (20.49%) NetApp
7 44 (12.02%) Dell
8 41 (11.20%) IBM
9 37 (10.11%) Red Hat
10 34 (9.29%) EMC
11 26 (7.10%) CheckPoint
12 25 (6.83%) F5
13 22 (6.01%) Perforce
13 22 (6.01%) Juniper
14 21 (5.74%) AppSense
14 21 (5.74%) New Relic
15 20 (5.46%) Oracle
16 19 (5.19%) 3PAR
17 18 (4.92%) Brocade
18 17 (4.64%) CommVault
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